This whole “creation Vs. evolution” debate would make our spiritual fathers quite upset, I would guess.
In fact, I would guess that an exegesis of the Bible would support a guided *evolution* way more than an instant Creation.
MAIN POINT: Check out Lecture 1 here
No where in the entire Old Testament do they talk about God making a material universe. The Hebrew word for Create found in Genesis is bara. To *that* culture, bara meant assign functionNOT make out of nothing. Material structure is our concern; the ancients didnt care about it, they cared about function/purpose.